The sixth generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was introduced officially on May 16, 2015 at the Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. No doubt, this new model brings some change, redesign and important revision, as well as built on GM’s Alpha platform, which is currently used by Cadillac ATS. It also comes with some pretty advanced technology.
As a next-generation model, the new Chevy Camaro bring some important changes in order to make it much lighter, faster, and certainly better than the current model. Interestingly the 2016 Camaro is much lighter than its predecessor, its weight of only 200 lbs or 91 kg, thanks to GM’s Alpha platform. And more than 70% of its components are unique and not shared with any other GM car products that have been released in the market today.
The suspension design has also been much revised, despite reportedly having some resemblance to the Cadillac sedan. However, it has been tailored specifically for the new Camaro, relies on multi-link MacPherson strut front suspension with double-pivot design. In addition, Chevrolet also offer Magnetic Ride Control (adaptive suspension) as optional equipment on the 2016 Camaro SS.
Trim Levels Options and Key Features
The car will come in four trim levels, including 1LT, 2LT, 1SS and 2SS. Some noticeable changes can be seen on the exterior and interior design. The 2016 model year looks more compact with sharper curves design from front to rear, but never left his trademark as a Camaro. While the interior adopts high quality material with some customization options. Buyers will get a choice of 10 exterior colors and 5 color options for the interior.
Some standard equipment is available including a leather-wrapped, flat-bottomed steering wheel, driver mode selector, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and 6-way for passenger, Chevy MyLink interface with large screen, keyless access with push-button start and OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot. While the optional equipment offered in the RS package, includes 20-inch alloy wheels, HID headlights with LED elements, LED taillights, rear spoiler and unique grille design.
Unlike the base model, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS will receive all equipment offered on base model and will also get some performance upgrades that include a limited-slip differential and active rev (for models with manual gearbox), Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 runflat tires, cooling systems (for transmission, differential and engine oil), and Brembo brake systems with four-piston calipers in the front and rear.
New Engine Options
Under its hood, the 2016 Chevy Camaro is powered by all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of spewing up to 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, and has EPA-estimated fuel economy at 30 mpg on the highway. The new engine is available for all entry-level models with 1LT trim, and is offered in two transmission options that include six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is expected to be achieved in less than 6 seconds.
If you want a more powerful engine, GM also offers a direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine with a maximum output up to 335 horsepower and pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the new Camaro SS is available with a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine capable of delivering up to 455 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. The V8 engine is basically the same as that used by the Chevrolet Corvette, and now it’s offered for the Camaro SS with 1SS trims levels as a standard package.
Release Date and Pricing Details
Speaking about the launch date, GM has announced that the 2016 Chevy Camaro Release Date is scheduled for later this year. However, it will only be available in coupe models with V6 and V8 engines only. While the Camaro Convertible will be launched early next year with a brand new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
As for the official pricing details, the new Camaro will hit US dealerships with a starting price of $26,695 for the entry-level model. While the 2016 Camaro SS priced at $37,295, all prices include $995 destination charge. These prices rose roughly $2k than the current model and are $2k more expensive than the entry-level Ford Mustang.